Labor Update Bulletin #36 (06/2018)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed or are being discussed in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in Japan.

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In this bulletin...

• MHWL's "Karoshi Prevention General Principles" final proposal announced - "High-Professional" system not removed, conflicting with "Work-Style Reform Bill";

• MHWL updates "black companies" list, adding Oji Paper Factory;

• Snow removal costs lead to pay cut? Fukui City employees protest unusual policy;

• Tohoku University dismissals to go to trial- "no compromises" seen in labor tribunal;

• Supreme Court: "disparity of allowances" with regular staff "partially unreasonable" - difference in the perfect-attendance allowance also seen as a problem;

• Half of university lecturers are part-time (hijokin), while a quarter of full-timers (jokin) are term-limited (ninki-tsuki) [Asahi Shinbun-Kawai Juku survey];

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)